Interview with Dontrell Hilliard
By Reid Althage
LAFM: Name, position, school?
My name is Dontrell Hilliard, and I was a RB for Scotlandville High School. I am now committed to Tulane.
LAFM: Current height and weight?
5-11, 190 lbs
LAFM: Do you play other sports?
I run a 4.49 40-yard dash. My max bench is 285, and max squat is 465.
LAFM: How did the season go for you and the team?
It was a good season and I enjoyed it. The team played well and finished with a winning record. I made First Team All-District, and First Team All-Metro.
LAFM: What was your best game this past season?
I would say against either Central or Zachary. We had to come back in both games, and I had to step up and help us to victory. I had 4 TDs (1 recieving, 3 rushing) against Zachary along with 198 rushing yards and 118 receiving yards. Against Central I had 3 TDs, and am not sure on how many yards.
LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?
I have to name 4 players: Walter Payton, Adrian Peterson, Barry Sanders, and Marshawn Lynch. They are all extremely good every down RBs. I want to be an effective every down Back just like them.
LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you as you play football?
My family, coaches, and teammates have all been an influence on me. My whole family has always been supportive. My coaches and teammates have always been their when I really needed them.
LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college? Why?
I want to major in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. I am good with my hands and have been interested in building since I was little.
LAFM: You are committed to Tulane. What other schools were recruiting you? Why did you choose Tulane?
LA Tech, Southern Mississippi, Minnesota, Memphis and a few others were all recruiting me. Tulane has one of the best academic programs in the country. You cannot beat getting a free ride to such a great academic school. I liked the football team alot. I felt needed their and liked where the program is going.
LAFM: What kind of RB are you?
I would say I am a balanced RB. I can do a little bit of everything.
LAFM: What do you bring to the Tulane program?
I bring great character and leadership to the team. I also believe I am a player who can make an instant impact.
LAFM: Looking back at this past year, what was special about Scotlandville football?
Just Creating Memories with my teammates and coaches. I felt as the though the team helped me become a better person and a better leader.